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By ELAINE KURTENBACH | October 02, 2014 3:48 am
HK police warn protesters not to charge buildings
  • Turkey ponders new powers to fight IS militants
    Associated Press | October 02, 2014 3:37 am
    Turkey's parliament was considering a motion Thursday to give the government new powers to launch military incursions into Syria and Iraq and to allow foreign forces to use its territory for possible operations against the Islamic State group.
  • Bach: IOC will not reopen 2022 Olympic bid race
    Associated Press | October 02, 2014 3:36 am
    The International Olympic Committee will not reopen the bidding process for the 2022 Winter Games after Oslo's withdrawal left just two cities in the race, IOC President Thomas Bach told The Associated Press on Thursday.
  • Sky's no limit for Czech chimney climbers
    Associated Press | October 02, 2014 3:18 am
    From afar, they look like ants crawling up a tower into the sky.
  • Bomb hits passenger bus in NW Pakistan, killing 7
    Associated Press | October 02, 2014 3:06 am
    A bomb ripped through a mini-bus in northwestern Pakistan on Thursday, killing at least seven passengers, police said.
  • Watchdog: Turkey has fearful journalism climate
    Associated Press | October 02, 2014 2:36 am
    An international media freedom watchdog says that while Turkey has released many journalists from prison recently, the government is creating a more fearful climate for critical media.
  • New EU economy chief vows tough budget oversight
    Associated Press | October 02, 2014 2:25 am
    The European Union's incoming economy chief, Pierre Moscovici, vowed Thursday to be an impartial and tough enforcer of the bloc's deficit rules even though he failed to implement them as French finance minister.
  • South Africa government criticized over Dalai Lama
    Associated Press | October 02, 2014 2:18 am
    Retired archbishop Desmond Tutu, a periodic critic of South Africa's ruling party, now says the government is a "lickspittle bunch" for its alleged deference to China, a close business partner.
  • European Central Bank to detail stimulus plan
    Associated Press | October 02, 2014 1:48 am
    European Central Bank head Mario Draghi is expected Thursday to underline the bank's willingness to deploy more economic stimulus measures, a stance that could send the euro skidding even lower.
  • Australian Parliament restricts veiled visitors
    Associated Press | October 02, 2014 1:36 am
    Visitors who wear face veils to Australia's Parliament House have been restricted to sound-proof enclosed galleries usually reserved for noisy school groups under a new counterterrorism security measure announced on Thursday.
  • Millions across India join cleanliness campaign
    Associated Press | October 02, 2014 1:00 am
    India's prime minister joined millions of schoolchildren, officials and ordinary people who picked up brooms and dustpans Thursday in a countrywide campaign to clean parks, public buildings and streets.
  • Pierson's undoing was quick as support vanished
    Associated Press | October 02, 2014 1:00 am
    One lesson from Julia Pierson's short tenure as director of the agency that protects the first family: The Secret Service can't keep secrets from the president.
  • China visit shows strains with US over Hong Kong
    Associated Press | October 02, 2014 12:42 am
    A visit by China's top diplomat, intended to show growing U.S.-China cooperation, instead highlighted political differences between the two world powers as Washington spoke out about democracy protests gripping Hong Kong.
  • Gov't website for doc payments not up to snuff
    Associated Press | October 02, 2014 12:24 am
    Although it's called "Open Payments," the government's new website doesn't make it easy to find out whether your doctor is getting freebies, travel or other financial benefits from drug companies and medical device manufacturers.
  • Surfer loses arm in shark attack in Australia
    Associated Press | October 02, 2014 12:00 am
    A man had part of his arm torn off by a suspected great white shark while surfing off the coast of Western Australia on Thursday, officials said.
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